Yo Yo Honey
Groove On (DJ Pierre Wildpitch Remix)
Black Sugar Music
First things first. This is an all-time House classic (not in the overplayed sense) but what else can you call it? So ok, you may be wondering why this has been credited to YoYo Honey, who released their debut album in 1992. The simple answer is that Pierre remixed Groove On for the album, however as it bizarrely wasn’t used the record company allowed him to release it under his own name for Emotive Records in 1994. Now that’s been cleared, try this and relive all that sizzling, looped intensity for yourself, and if you’re in the enviable position of hearing this for the first time – lucky you!!!
Release: 7 Jan 7 2016
Great production from Terry Francis that combines an effortless funkiness together with a probing forward-thinking texture of sounds. Intistars, opens the EP with insistent beats hooking up with taught bass, and a flash of old-time vocal samples lending this a mid-eighties cut-up flavour. The excellent title track follows with darker moods explored via an addictive Detroit styled bassline accompanied by an array of captivating sound effects punctuating the probing arrangement. Two first rate remixes compliment the original, one from Darren Roach & finally a punchy Joseph S Joyce version.
Pump Action EP
Another great release from VIVa this time sees Majesty deliver five feisty new jams that wear his references proudly. The not so subtle Pump Actions starts with a rolling bassline, a classic Disco stab and punchy vocal edits that will breathe life into even the most jaded out there. Full of life and energy the likewise Body Rock follows in a blaze of sirens and fiery snares. Next, Thump does exactly that via fizzy drum machines, while the ultra-funky swing of Money Clip gets down with no delay. Which leaves the shuffling intensity of Master System to end with an imaginative blend of moods and styles.
Release: December 4